Founder's ScholarshipThe NISE Founder’s Scholarships are merit-based and awarded to two graduating seniors enrolling to major in a STEM-related field in the Fall of 2023. Criteria for eligibility also include completion of at least three years each of high school or dual credit math and science, and participation in at least one STEM-based extracurricular activity. This year, there were two recipients of the $750 NISE Founder’s Scholarships.
Rebecca Lucas, Plainfield North High School Class of ‘23, will be studying Astronomy + Data Science at the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign in the fall. Rebecca hopes to use her experiences and passion for astronomy to not only to pursue a career in astronomical research and data analysis, but also to inspire other female students to pursue careers in STEM.
Director's ScholarshipThe NISE Director’s Scholarship is also a merit-based scholarship and is awarded to one senior who is entering a certified science teaching program in the Fall of 2023 with intent to earn their science teaching license (for any K-12 grades). Eligibility also included the completion of at least three years of high school or dual credit science. This year, there was one recipient of the $750 NISE Director’s Scholarship.
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